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alialias

Member since May 2012 • Last active Aug 2017

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    I don't know, sorry! Ask @t0-ster

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    I don't think I neccessarily understand the issue particularly well, but I've always used knee-over-pedal-spindle (KOPS) as the main rule for fitting myself on bikes (I've read somewhere that it's maybe not as important, but I don't know). I know it feels better for me when I am further forward, so when pedals are at quarter to 3, I still feel like I can put enough power through the front foot (esp important when fixed or climbing seated).
    The 56 steamroller has a 73.5 st angle, and the 53 has a 74 st angle, so for the same saddle height, the 53 steamroller would have it's saddle further forward. I think this suits me, as I have small feet and (I think) comparatively short limbs.

    As an aside, this is why 'stack and reach' isn't quite the holy grail of bikefit everyone says it is, 2 bikes can have the same reach (distance from bb to stem/bars) but fit differently because of different angles.

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    Me too, if it was smaller (or steeper st, had the same issue as Ed). It's in a good home though.

    Would love to try my cross-check fixed one day

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    Thorn Audax fork I think

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    What can I expect from the different types of "biking" on komoot? Planning on letting it arrange my route from Manchester to near Bristol

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    I had 32c gravelkings in my Steamroller with full guards, not a surly fork though

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    Thank you both! I'm really pleased with how it's come out. Glad it's not too bumblebee-ey.
    Short term I'd like the steerer chopped, and medium term I'll be looking at the front rack, either getting it closer to the wheel or replacing it.
    Decent gravel tyres too, after payday. I decided the nanos I got are too worn to start jaunting down the country on.

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    Hadn't seen the clipons, mad cheap. The full ones are a lot cheaper than I bought them for too

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    Nothing obviously wrong with mine, not installed yet though

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